Step-by-step instructions can be found at the bottom of this page.
Who must have a Criminal Record Check (CRC)? - Practicing and Non-Practicing members must submit a criminal record check (CRC) clearance letter every 5 years to verify the absence of criminal convictions related to working with vulnerable adults and children. This is a standard requirement for health professionals in BC. The BCAK is registered as an oversight body with the Province's Criminal Records Review Program.
Where/How Can I Complete a CRC? - CRC's must be completed through the BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) website. If you do not qualify for the Electronic Identity Verification (EIV) process, you will be required to submit a manual request.
How much does it cost? - Applicants/Members are responsible for payment of the required fee(s) to complete the CRC process. The basic assessment fee for a 'Name based criminal record check' is currently $28.00. Occasionally (on rare occasions) individuals will be required to complete a 'Certified criminal record check', necessitating a finger print review. There is an additional fee of approximately $100 for this type of check. If this type of check is required, you will receive notification from the Ministry by letter mail explaining the process. For additional information on when/why the Certified criminal records check may be required, please refer to this RCMP information page for details.
How is my personal identity verified? -In the electronic 'eCRC' system an applicant’s identity is verified using their BC Services Card/BC Services Card Phone App. If you are using the BC Services Card or the App to access this online service for first time, you will be directed to activate your card/app by video, telephone or in person through Service BC. If you do not meet the BC Services Card/App eligibility requirements, you will need to complete a manual criminal record check.
When Should I complete the CRC? - CRC's should be completed 21 to 60 days before they are required. BCAK recommends this step be completed early in the application or renewal process to avoid processing delays.
What type of CRCs does the BCAK not accept? - Because BC's provincial government recognizes kinesiologists as unregulated healthcare professionals, CRCs must be completed through the CRRP as indicated above. The BCAK cannot accept criminal record checks completed through other entities, including the following organizations as they are not valid under the Criminal Records Review Act for working with at risk populations.
- Local police or RCMP detachment
Note: The BCAK does not reimburse applicants/members for obtaining a criminal record check through an unacceptable provider.
What if I have a Current (valid) CRC clearance letter through the CRRP completed for another Employer or Business? - If you have completed a CRC through the CRRP, covering both vulnerable adults and children within the past 5 years you can share the results with the BCAK. You can request sharing of the current clearance letter by the Ministry of Public Safety by initiating a "sharing request" through the CRRP website at no cost to you. You may wish to read through the user guide for more information on how and when this process applies.